International Students

CSBS&C Welcomes International Students!

We hold to the founding dream of this institution: provide theological education and training for students called of God to serve in churches and other Christian ministries seeking to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. As many of our student body come from an international background and seek to carry out the Great Commission globally, we have the privilege in seeing them continue to grow in loving God with all of their heart and soul (spiritual fervour) and with all of their mind and strength (academic rigor). We gladly welcome international students to CSBS&C.

Each program offered at CSBS&C is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.

Student Services
CSBS&C has a Student Services department that is prepared to assist international students with the transition to Canadian culture. Each semester we provide a thorough orientation specifically for our international students. Our International Student Guide outlines several aspects of Canadian life that will be covered in depth in the orientation. Student Services representatives are also available to help with specific needs as they arise.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Since the language of instruction is English, applicants must be proficient in both verbal and written English.  All applicants (regardless of citizenship) whose first language is not English must submit the result of the TOEFL test.  Test scores must be no more than 2 years old.  CSBS&C reserves the right to require any student to submit proof of adequate English skills before admission regardless of educational background, citizenship status, country of origin, or stated primary language.  (The TOEFL English language proficiency test measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is used in higher education.)
Applicants must submit an IBT (internet based) TOEFL score of no less than 83 with a minimum score of 20 in speaking, listening, reading and a minimum score of 22 in writing.  The institutional code is 3209.  An IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 5.0 or other approved language assessment tests may be considered.
Proof of English proficiency may not be required for applicants who have attended secondary or post-secondary institutions where the language of instruction and examination is English. Please contact our Admissions office for further information. Please note that CSBS&C does not currently have a centre for English language instruction.
Students who, in the judgment of the faculty, are found to be inadequately prepared in the English language regardless of TOEFL score, may be placed on academic probation or suspension due to language deficiencies. The TOEFL test score must be no more than 2 years old. Additional evidence of writing skills might also be requested. Information for this test may be found online at:

All students from outside Canada must obtain permission from the Government of Canada to enter Canada. Students should apply early for this permission to allow time for obtaining the necessary papers. The publication Studying in Canada: Facts for Foreign Students is available from the Canadian Consulate in countries outside Canada.

Applicants from other countries must furnish proof of adequate medical insurance, be prepared to furnish an Affidavit of Support, and send complete information and record of their academic background. Please refer to the Canadian Government website ( for information regarding obtaining a work visa.

No student from outside Canada should make plans to come to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary or Canadian Baptist College until his/her immigration papers are in proper order.

Proof of Financial Support

International student applicants must prove that they have sufficient funds to support themselves in Canada. CSBS&C requires the following minimum amounts:

  1. Single student: tuition plus CAD $10,000 for one year
  2. One extra family member: plus CAD $4,000 for one year
  3. Each additional family member: plus CAD $3,000 each for one year

Applicants can prove sufficient funds by providing some of the following:

  1. Proof of Canadian bank account in your name if money has been transferred to Canada;
  2. Your bank statements for the past four months;
  3. Proof of a student/education loan from a financial institution;
  4. A letter from the person or institution providing you with money.

To request an Application package please contact Admissions.

Helpful Links:

  1. Education au/in Canada (CMEC) The official Canadian government website for information about studying in Canada, including student visa information. 
  2. Government of Canada (CIC) The official Government of Canada website.
  3. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) If you're an international student studying in Canada, you may have to file a Canadian income tax return. You must determine your residency status to know how you will be taxed in Canada.